Mainstream science writes off ‘Vaimanika Shastra‘ – the ancient ‘vimana-science Sanskrit treatise’ as unauthentic. But mainstream science has too much at stake to ever accept the truths of the ancient world. With every passing day, new facts have emerged that make it evident that the history of the world is much longer and far more richer than what the powers who control the polities of the world, information and technology, can ever accept. 

The Vaimanika Shastra is just one of the clues that lead researchers to believe that the vimanas of yore must have been a reality. But there’s more.

Srirangam, also known as Thiruvarangam in Tamil Nadu, is an island and a part of the city of Tiruchirapalli in India. Srirangam is famous for its Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and the largest temple complex in India. This temple is known to be mentioned in the Vedas. According to Vedas, the adornment on top of the main temple tower, of Srirangam temple is believed to have come out of the ocean of milk, one of the oceans mentioned in the Ramayana. The adornment on top of the temple is known as the ‘vimana‘! And this is what it looks like:

Side view of the Sri Rangam Vimana
Front view of the Sri Rangam Vimana
Another view of the ‘vimana’ at Srirangam.

The history of the temple goes back to antiquity. The story goes that Brahma handed over the vimana to Sri Gardua, a bird-like creature, to fly the vimana and deliver it to Sri Rama in Ayodhya. It is believed that Sri Garuda carried the vimana, and flew to Ayodhya. But it may well have been that ‘Garuda’ flew the vimana to Ayodhya. That seems more likely!

Sri Garuda, the bird-like creature, it is believed,
carried the vimana to Ayodhya. It is likely
that he ‘flew’ the vimana.
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Lord Vishnu appears at the entrance of the ‘vimana’.

The mainstream explanation is that the word ‘vimana’ indicates a particular style of architecture!! However, in Sanskrit there is only one meaning of ‘vimana’ (विमान), and that is ‘aeroplane’, or a ‘flying object’.

There are other important temples in India that have ‘vimana’ adornments on top of their main towers which are called ‘gopuram’. 

There is a legend attached to the ‘vimana’ at the Tirumala Tirupat Temple. During the 8000 yugas (the equivalent of a day and night for Brahma, the Creator), there was a raging fire, and everything on Earth was reduced to ashes. Sri Vishnu rescued the earth by taking the avatar of Adi Varaha. Adi Varaha commanded his vehicle, Garuda, to fetch Kridachala, a ‘vimana’ embedded with gold from Vaikuntam. And it is said that Sri Vishnu then stayed under the ‘vimana’ at the same spot where the Tirumala Tiruput stands today.

The ‘vimana’ at Tirupati Tirumala
Andhra Pradesh, India

Sketches of ‘vimanas’ from Sanskrit text ‘Vaimanika Shastra’:

Rukma Vimana

Rukma (रुक्म) means ‘gold’

Shakuna Vimana

Shakuna (शकुन) means ‘omen’.

It also means ‘bird’ in Sanskrit


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